Kirkcaldy, Fife
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Ravenscraig Castle

Hi, we used to play at Ravenscraig every day as well, down the sands, the dungeons used to scare me when we looked through the slit windows, but when we got older and braver, and ventured down the in the dark (there was always a gang of us) we found it wasn't too bad. I also learned to swim in the rock pools in front of ...Read full memory

A memory of Kirkcaldy by Jim Cook

Kirkcaldy Castle Near The Beach

I used to play in the castle and what we thought were dungeons in the middle to late 1950s. It was our playground for many years. We went to the beach nearly every day summer or winter. Loved the place to bits. My sister and younger brothers found the place magical and facsinating, even though it was in ruins it was magical to us.


I grew up in Kirkcaldy and this castle and its grounds was a great mass of interesting places to hide, climb and explore.  It was in effect our playground between the years of 1984 through to 1988.  Even the local high school (Viewforth) used the park grounds to the left of the castle and still does for cross country.